Sandnes Garn – Alpakka Ull
A light and warm blend of 65% alpaca and 35% wool for all your cosy winter knits. The high alpaca content makes of this super soft yarn a great option for people with sensitive skin or for projects worn next to the skin like hats and shawls. Full of twist and bounce it would also work nicely with textured patterns. The cherry on top is that it is machine washable on a gentle wool cycle so great for kids too.
Sandnes Garn is an icon of Norwegian knitwear which was first founded in 1888 in the industrial city of Sandnes. They are one of the oldest spinning mills in Norway. The alpacas this yarn comes from live in Peru 3000 meters above sea level where they feed on natural vegetation. The farming of alpacas doesn’t require the use of fertiliser.
Fibre: 65% alpaca, 35% wool – non-superwash
Ball: = 50 g = 100 m (109 yds)
Needle size: 5.00 mm (US 8)
Gauge: 19 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)
Spin: worsted spun
Fibre Origin: Peru & Uruguay.
Processed: milled & dyed in Norway
Care: machine washable on a cool wool cycle (hand washing recommended to prolong the life of your knitwear)